Columbia and New York City Launch
Innovative Small Business Program

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Jan. 15, 2008

Columbia University and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) launched a pioneering mentorship program Jan. 10 to help minority, women-owned and local businesses build capacity and earn contracting opportunities at the University.


The one-year pilot program will provide 22 businesses currently certified with the City as minority or woman-owned with a series of courses to learn about managing the full project life cycle. Upon completion of the first set of courses, Columbia will designate a series of University projects on which the participants will bid, with guidance in bidding and meeting contract requirements.

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